Set user properties

User properties are attributes you define to describe segments of your user base, such as language preference or geographic location.

Analytics automatically logs some user properties; you don't need to add any code to enable them. If your app needs to collect additional data, you can set up to 25 different Analytics user properties in your app.

Before you begin

Make sure that you've set up your project and can access Analytics as described in Get Started with Analytics for C++.

Set user properties

You can set Analytics user properties to describe the users of your app. You can analyze behaviors of various user segments by applying these properties as filters to your reports.

Set a user property as follows:

  1. Register the property in the Analytics tab of the Firebase console.

  2. Add code to set an Analytics user property with the SetUserProperty() method. You can use the name and value of your choosing for each property.

The following example shows adding a hypothetical favorite food property, which assigns the value in the string mFavoriteFood to the active user:

SetUserProperty("favorite_food", mFavoriteFood);

You can access this data as follows:

  1. In the Firebase console, open your project.
  2. Select Analytics from the menu to view the Analytics reporting dashboard.

The User Properties tab shows a list of user properties that you have defined for your app. You can use these properties as a filter on many of the reports available in Google Analytics. Read more about the Analytics reporting dashboard in the Firebase Help Center.